Published at Wednesday, June 06th, 2018 - 23:33:36 PM. Garden. By .
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Overuse of common plants. With over 400,000 species of flowering plants in the world, it often amazes me that no one can seem to find anything to put around trees besides a ring of hostas. One of the most common mistakes in landscaping I come across is the overuse of the same old humdrum plants. While there are hundreds of different varieties of hostas that can be used to create beautiful shade gardens, that singular ring of variegated hostas around every tree in the neighborhood is quite boring and unnatural looking.
As a society, we have been trained to see meaning in certain colors, red means stop, green means go, yellow says be cautious. On a deeper level, though, colors can also evoke certain emotions in us. Bright colors can make us feel more energetic and vibrant. Cool colors can make us feel calm, content, tired or melancholy. Pastel colors can make us feel relaxed, refreshed and peaceful. In a garden space intended for peace, quiet and relaxation, pastel garden schemes are often used. For more information about using pastels in the garden and types of pastel flowers.
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